Julian Talley
Talley in 2017
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-06-09) June 9, 1989 (age 31)
Stratford, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Atco (NJ) Winslow Township
College:Massachusetts
Undrafted:2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:4
Receptions:0
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:117
Receiving yards:1,533
Receiving TDs:31
Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com

Julian Talley (born June 9, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Massachusetts Minutemen.

High school

A native of Stratford, New Jersey, Talley attended high school at Winslow Township High School, graduating in 2007. He was named a First-Team All-State Group 3. His career totals at Winslow included 98 catches for 2,416 yards and 23 touchdowns including setting a school record in his senior year with 946 yards receiving. Talley signed a national letter of intent with the University of Massachusetts.

College career

After redshirting for the 2007 season, Talley played in all 12 games as a freshman and totaled 18 catches for 234 yards. Talley followed up his freshman campaign with a 28 catch, 350-yard season in 2009 which included scoring his first collegiate touchdown. As a junior Talley was named Second Team All-CAA after catching 56 passes for 747 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was second on the team in receiving yards to teammate and future NFL star Victor Cruz. In his senior season Talley grabbed 60 passes for 759 yards and 4 touchdowns. Talley was a college teammate of NFL players Jeromy Miles and Victor Cruz.

Professional career

New York Giants

Talley spent the 2012 in the Giants preseason camp before being cut.

Pittsburgh Power

He signed on with the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League early in 2013. Talley finished the season with the Power catching 74 passes for 821 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Return to New York Giants

Again he was invited to Giants camp in 2013 and following camp he was signed to the practice squad.[1] Julian made his first professional appearance on December 22, 2013 after an injury to his former college teammate Victor Cruz opened up a spot on the 53 man roster.

On October 6, 2014, Talley along with cornerback Chandler Fenner were cut in order to sign cornerback Jayron Hosley (after completion of a drug suspension) and running back Michael Cox (from the practice squad) to the 53-man roster.[2] On October 8, 2014, Talley was re-signed to the practice squad.[3]

On September 5, 2015, Talley was waived by the Giants.[4] On September 6, 2015, he was signed to the Giants' practice squad.[5] On September 30, 2015, he was released by the Giants.[6] On October 7, 2015, Talley was re-signed to the practice squad.[7] On November 17, 2015, he was released from the practice squad.[8] On December 24, 2015, Talley was re-signed to the practice squad.[9]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Talley signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on April 20, 2016. He was released by the team on June 19, 2016.[10]

Baltimore Brigade

On January 26, 2017, Talley was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade. On July 7, 2017, Talley was placed on injured reserve.

Albany Empire

On April 2, 2018, Talley was assigned to the Albany Empire.[11]

References

  1. ^ http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9857949-95/ex-umass-receiver-julian-talley-signs-with-new-york-giants
  2. ^ Big Blue Morning: Hosley's back www.espn.com, Retrieved October 10, 2014
  3. ^ Giants re-sign CB Chandler Fenner and WR Julian Talley to practice squad The Star-Ledger, Retrieved October 10, 2014
  4. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2015). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Giants.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 6, 2015). "Giants sign six players to practice squad". Giants.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 30, 2015). "Giants add WR Tavarres King, QB G.J. Kinne to practice squad". Giants.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Eisen, Michael (October 7, 2015). "Giants add WR Myles White to active roster, TE Daniel Fells to IR". Giants.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Eisen, Michael (November 17, 2015). "Giants sign WR Hakeem Nicks". Giants.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Eisen, Michael (December 24, 2015). "Giants add WR Ben Edwards to active roster". Giants.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "JULY 2016". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)